An analysis of income and poverty in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor De Wet, T.
dc.contributor.advisor Viljoen, H.
dc.contributor.advisor Neethling, A.
dc.contributor.author Malherbe, Jeanine Elizabeth en_ZA
dc.contributor.other University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Dept. of Statistics and Actuarial Science.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-17T12:00:27Z en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-09T11:10:43Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-17T12:00:27Z en_ZA
dc.date.available 2010-07-09T11:10:43Z
dc.date.issued 2007-03 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/3459
dc.description Thesis (MComm (Statistics and Actuarial Science))--University of Stellenbosch, 2007.
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to assess the welfare of South Africa in terms of poverty and inequality. This is done using the Income and Expenditure Survey (IES) of 2000, released by Statistics South Africa, and reviewing the distribution of income in the country. A brief literature review of similar studies is given along with a broad de nition of poverty and inequality. A detailed description of the dataset used is given together with aspects of concern surrounding the dataset. An analysis of poverty and income inequality is made using datasets containing the continuous income variable, as well as a created grouped income variable. Results from these datasets are compared and conclusions made on the use of continuous or grouped income variables. Covariate analysis is also applied in the form of biplots. A brief overview of biplots is given and it is then used to obtain a graphical description of the data and identify any patterns. Lastly, the conclusions made in this study are put forward and some future research is mentioned. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subject Poverty -- South Africa en
dc.subject Poverty -- South Africa -- Statistical methods en
dc.subject Income distribution -- South Africa en
dc.subject Income distribution -- South Africa -- Statistical methods en
dc.subject Income -- South Africa en
dc.subject Income -- South Africa -- Statistical methods en
dc.subject Dissertations -- Statistics and actuarial science en
dc.subject Theses -- Statistics and actuarial science en
dc.title An analysis of income and poverty in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.rights.holder University of Stellenbosch


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